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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 02 March 2024

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 near noon then backing to southwest 15 to 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 25 near midnight then veering to west 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

Flurries this morning. Rain and fog patches Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries and in fog patches.

Temperatures minus 4 rising to plus 2 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2024
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 1 to 2 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 March 2024
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water except consolidated grey-white ice in a few sheltered bays. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 East Chedabucto Bay – 44488 West Chedabucto Bay – 44489 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2024 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4558N 5948W to 4622N 5930W
to 4718N 6010W to 4819N 6228W to 4926N 6050W to 4956N 5844W to 4816N
5942W to 4725N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4707N 5547W. Sea ice
southwest then north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except consolidated grey-white ice in a few sheltered
bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 1 March 2024

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5305W to 4725N 4645W to 4900N 4710W to 5300N 4855W to 5815N
5730W to 5835N 5005W to 5635N 4510W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5112N 5850W to Newfoundland near 4955N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 02 March 2024

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Warnings (Ended)

Freezing spray warning ended

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 02 March 2024
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 2 March 2024 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located east of the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located south of the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1003 mb located over
Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 AM NST 2 March 2024 A trough of low pressure east of the marine district will depart
today. Strong to gale force westerlies over most waters will
gradually diminish today as a ridge of high pressure builds eastward
across the marine district.

A low pressure system will approach the marine district from the
northwest on Sunday. Meanwhile, the ridge will become nearly
stationary south of the marine district. Strong to gale force
northwesterly winds will develop over northern waters Sunday evening
between these two features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, and Southern
Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water except Southwest Coast, South
Coast, and Southern Grand Banks.

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